Day in history for February 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A boy named Tracy, about 14, was passing through Colt's Meadow in a foot of snow when he found himself going down, down, down. He said he thought he was going to heaven or the other place, but when he stopped falling he found himself in five feet of water at the bottom of a 49-foot well.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Word was received from Washington today that Charles J. Guiteau, assassin of the late President Garfield, has been sentenced to hang on June 30 in the Washington jail.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The city council passed a resolution to present the proposition of annexing South Rock Island to the city at the coming annual election.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. H.L. Moore was reelected president of the board of directors of the Rock Island YWCA this morning.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A dispute over piecework prices at the John Deere Planter works has resulted in the executive board of the plant union being authorized to call a strike ''when and if it is deemed necessary.'' The union is Local 434 of the United Auto Workers.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are still searching for a man who robbed the Uptown National Bank of Moline, 1601 15th St., with a fake bomb, and escaped with two bank bags containing more than $5,000.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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